I first saw the following on the Mighty Girl site:
in 1971, the city of Troy, Michigan opened a new public library and hired Marguerite Hart as their first children's librarian. In an effort to inspire the children of Troy to read, she began a letter-writing campaign to dozens of major cultural figures asking them to share what a library meant to them. She received 97 letters in return.
You can see the full collections of these amazing letters here: Letters to the children of Troy
You've probably seen the above letter from Dr. Seuss floating around the internet.
I can't think of better advice than that!
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